Tonkatsu by Terazawa: Bistro Groups Katsu Concept

February 7, 2014 Greenbelt Drive, Makati, Philippines

The Japanese craze tandem Katsu and Ramen still continuous!  Although I've tried a number of Ramen shops already, I still fall short with my Katsu experience so I finally paid a timely visit at Tonkatsu by Terazawa.

Tonkatsu by Terazawa is located in Greenbelt 2 It replaced the closed down Ma Maison which is also a Bistro Group concept.  The interiors changed into a most traditional Japanese feel.


These pigs are cute.


They also have an outdoor area for smokers and sake drinkers.

Food
Each table has a complete set of condiments.  There's two choices of dressing for your unlimited cabbage.

The name on the pot matches the label on the sauce container.   

Tonjiru
All sets are served with refillable shredded cabbage, Tonjiru (miso soup with pork) and your choice of Japanese rice or brown rice.

The Tonjiru which is a brown miso soup is delicious!  I think I had three refills of this. 


Kurobuta Rosu Katsu
Tokusen Kurobuta Rosu Katsu Set (595 php)
The Tokusen Kurobuta Rosu Katsu Set is premium deep fried black pork loin set.  It makes use of pork meat from black hogs with layer of fats. 


Tokusen Kurobuta Rosu Katsu Set (595 php)
It's slightly more tender than the normal variant.  It's slightly pinkish too. 

Kakifurai (Deep Fried Oyster)
Oyster Set - Deep Fried Oysters 5 pcs. (525 php)
The Oyster Set is a set of 5 pcs. deep fried oysters.

Deep Fried Oysters
Upon first bite, I fell in love with the Deep Fried Oysters.  But, after awhile it gets a bit difficult to finish because of the overwhelming flavor.

Nagoyashi Meshi Miso Katsu (Deep Fried Pork Katsu Nagoya Style)
Negi Miso Rosu Katsu Set (445 php)
The family loved the Negi Miso Rosu Katsu Set which is rosu katsu with leeks and served with
with sweet miso sauce. 

Negi Miso Rosu Katsu Set (445 php)
The Rosulooks similar to the Kurobuta Rosu but in terms of texture is slightly tougher.  The difference is not so much though.


Iroiro Katsu (Assorted Katsu)
Oyster, Prawn & White Fish Set (490 php)
Rather than ordering the Oyster Set, I highly recommend you go for the Oyster, Prawn & White Fish Set.  It has 1 pc. oyster, 1 pc prawn and 1 pc white fresh.  It's more fun to eat with the variety.

White Fish
Everything is good especially the flaky White Fish.

 
Okonomi Katsu (Variety Katsu)
Homemade Katsu Curry Set (435 php)
The Homemade Katsu Curry Set is katsu served with a bowl of Japanese curry.  If you love Japanese curry like I do, you'll enjoy this!

Dessert
Frozen Green Tea (155 php)
I'm glad they retained the Frozen Green Tea from Ma Maison because this is my favorite!  We simply can't have enough of this!  (We ordered one for each!)

 


Other Katsu Reviews
Ginza Bairin
Katsu Cafe
Kimukatsu

Maisen 
Saboten
Tampopo たんぽぽ 
Yabu 1 | Yabu 2


Other Bistro Group Restaurant Reviews
Bulgogi Brothers
Italianni's Restaurant
Krazy Garlic
Ma Maison (closed)
Modern Shanghai
SikLab Filipino Favorites
Village Tavern
Watami 1 | Watami 2

Tsinoy Foodies Verdict
Tonkatsu by Terazawa offers katsu sets that are strategically priced similar to its competitors.  For the rosu and non-pork items, I have to say it's one of the best but I couldn't say the same for the KurobutaI think they have best refillable Tonjiru (miso soup with pork) though.  And, its good that they have a brown rice option. As I've notice from Bistro Group restaurant, it shares some items with other concepts and I like that.


Tsinoy Foodies Review Rating Tonkatsu by Terazawa Menu
Ambiance Starters | Kurobuta Rosu Katsu
Tonkatsu | Kakifurai
Miso Katsu | Okonomi Katsu
Iroiro Katsu | Iroiro Katsu 2
Desserts | Beverages |
Taste
Service
Price
=Favorites or Recommended 
Tonkatsu by Terazawa Greenbelt 2
Business Address
Ground Level, Greenbelt 2, Ayala Center,
Paseo de Roxas cor. Legaspi St.,
Makati, Metro Manila
Business Hours 11am-12am
Payment Options   Cash
Service Charge 10%
Budget/Person 450-800
Free WiFi Yes (same Bistro Group Password)
Unlocked Foursquare Perks None
Contact (02) 729-9122
Other  Website | Facebook Fan Page
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